Velo3D, Inc, a leading provider of metal additive manufacturing, announced that ADDMAN, a contract manufacturer specializing in additive manufacturing, has acquired two Sapphire XC printers. The printers will be used at ADDMAN’s Castheon facility to meet growing customer demands in the aerospace, aviation, energy and defense industries. The new printers enable larger prints and expand application areas.
ADDMAN offers its customers ready-to-use metal and polymer components, as well as other services such as injection molding, CMM and laser scanning, and metallurgy and print parameter development.
“Velo3D’s additive manufacturing technology enables our customers to produce their most complex and high-performance designs with the highest print quality,” said Mark Saberton, CTO at ADDMAN Engineering. “With these new Sapphire XC printers, we can offer our customers scalable, high-volume production capacity and larger prints. This will help us maintain our competitive edge and ensure our customers have access to the latest additive manufacturing technology.”
The Sapphire XC printers are calibrated to print GRCop-42 and Inconel 718 alloys. GRCop-42 is a copper alloy developed by NASA for regeneratively cooled rocket engines. Inconel 718 is a high-strength nickel-based superalloy with oxidation and corrosion resistance at high temperatures.
“ADDMAN is one of our top contract manufacturers for aerospace applications, and the purchase of these two Sapphire XC printers will help the company serve its customers in new ways that strengthen their business,” said Dr. Zach Murphree, Velo3D VP of Global Sales and Business Development. “The great thing about the Sapphire XC is that it uses the same technology as the original Sapphire, so customers can count on the same repeatable, predictable results they’ve come to expect. For the companies that received our first Sapphire XCs, it was a game changer for their businesses, and we expect they’ll hear the same from ADDMAN and its OEM customers.”
Designed for mass production, the Sapphire XC can reduce production costs for customers by up to 75% and increase throughput by up to 500% compared to the original Sapphire printer.
Find out more about Velo3D at velo3d.com.
For more information about ADDMAN, please visit addmangroup.com.
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